Religion, Faith and Spirituality

Hayhoe Makes Case for Healing Over Climate Change

A new volume by renowned climate communicator Katharine Hayhoe argues for a new way of talking about climate change that seeks common ground, greater respect and an effort to show how nearly everyone is affected. BookShelf editor Tom Henry reviews Hayhoe’s “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World” and its hopeful message.

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November 11, 2021 to November 13, 2021

Between Worlds: Emergence in an Emergency

The Bioneers 2021 virtual conference features best-selling authors, MacArthur "geniuses," Goldman Prize recipients and others to discuss connections and projects drawing on Indigenous and nature-based knowledge to bridge the space between the world as it is, and what it could be. Also included: interactive sessions. 

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October 15, 2021

Faith Communities Organizing for Climate Action

Join the Yale Center for Environmental Communication for a virtual conversation on how faith communities organize around environmental concerns, including helping launch the environmental justice movement. 12:00 p.m. ET.

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"Navajo Leaders Seek Hearing On Oil And Gas Drilling Dispute"

"Top officials with the largest Native American tribe in the United States are renewing a request for congressional leaders to hold a field hearing before deciding on federal legislation aimed at limiting oil and gas development around Chaco Culture National Historical Park."

Source: AP, 10/08/2021

Biden To Expand Bears Ears, Other National Monuments, Reversing Trump

"President Biden will restore full protections to three national monuments that had been slashed in size by former president Donald Trump, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah known for their stunning desert landscapes and historical treasures of Native American art and settlements as well as a rich fossil record, according to a statement from the White House on Thursday evening."

Source: Washington Post, 10/08/2021
December 1, 2021

Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice on March 30, 2022

The Worldwide Teach-In invites climate-concerned faculty, staff and students to join the project, with monthly events preceding the Mar 30 event. Register to get involved; next monthly info session: Dec 1. For journalists, there are local, national and international stories to pursue from now until March 30.

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"Pope, Patriarch And Canterbury Abbot Issue Climate Appeal"

"The world’s top Christian leaders — Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians — on Tuesday issued a joint appeal for delegates at the upcoming U.N. climate summit to “listen to the cry of the Earth” and make sacrifices to save the planet."

Source: AP, 09/08/2021

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